Facial plast Surg 2019; 35(06): 645-650
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-3399521
Original Article
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Management of Frontal Sinus Fractures

Aurora Vincent
1  Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, Texas
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1  Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, Texas
,
Tom Shokri
2  Department of Otolaryngology, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania
,
Eli Gordon
3  Department of Otolaryngology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
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Jared C. Inman
4  Department of Otolaryngology, Loma Linda University Health, Loma Linda, California
,
Yadranko Ducic
1  Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, Texas
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Publication History

Publication Date:
29 November 2019 (online)

Abstract

Fractures of the frontal sinus occur from extreme forces and are often associated with other injuries. Management of frontal sinus fractures is variable and dependent on involvement of the anterior table, posterior table, and frontal outflow tract. Severe complications can developed from poorly managed fractures, such as meningitis, mucocele, mucopyocele, and brain abscess. Surgeons should be aware of appropriate management and surgical techniques for addressing frontal sinus fractures. Herein, we review the presentation and management of frontal sinus fractures, including conservative, endoscopic, and open surgical techniques.